Jon Matonis – Bitcoin Foundation

Jon Matonis is an e-Money researcher and crypto economist focused on expanding  the  circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies.

His career has included  senior influential posts at Sumitomo Bank, VISA, VeriSign, and Hushmail.  Currently, He serves on the Board of Directors for the Bitcoin  Foundation, is Tech Contributor to Forbes Magazine, and Op-Ed Contributor to American  Banker.

Jon is also Editor of  The Monetary Future economics blog and board  advisor  to startups in bitcoin, gaming, mobile, and prepaid.

His articles include Could Bitcoin Become the Currency of System D?, First Bitcoin Hedge Fund Launches From Malta, Bitcoin Exchange Deal Repatriates Assets To U.S., The Cashless Utopia Mirage, France Plans To Prohibit Cash Payments Over €1,000, Government Ban On Bitcoin Would Fail Miserably, Bitcoin Casinos Release 2012 Earnings, PayPal Assault On File-Sharing Sites Makes Business Case For  Bitcoin, Largest Bitcoin Payment Processor Raises $510,000 Angel  RoundECB: “Roots Of Bitcoin Can Be Found In The Austrian School Of  Economics”, and Fear Not Deflation.

Jon earned his B.A. in Economics at  George Washington University in 1985.  He also studied  Economics and Computer Software Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Watch Keiser Report: Jon Matonis on BitCoin vs central bankers. Watch his  YouTube channel. Read Jon Matonis Interview: DGC Magazine Person of the Year. Read his profile, American Banker profile, CrunchBase  profile, Google+ profile, Forbes profile, and  LinkedIn profile. Follow his  Twitter feed.

These are videos of Jon Matonis, Bitcoin Foundation Board Member:

GoldMoney’s Andy Duncan talks to Jon Matonis of the Bitcoin Foundation who is also a contributor to Forbes Magazine. They discuss Bitcoin’s latest price spike and whether crypto-currencies are a credible alternative as a medium of exchange. March 28, 2013.

Doug Casey of Casey Research ( debates e-money researcher ( and “crypto economist” Jon Matonis on the virtues — or otherwise — of Bitcoin, and how it compares to gold as a form of money.

Guest to the Keiser Report Jon Matonis talks about BitCoin. A method of paying each other which does not rely on your currency being smashed by the devaluations and printing of central banks and politicians. May 31, 2011

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